Truckers Can Get Free Eye Tests in the Vision Van

Make a living doing haulage jobs? Watch out for the Vision Van as it makes it way across the UK offering free eye tests for hard-working hauliers.

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(businesspress24) - An exciting collaboration between the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and well-known opticians, Vision Express, has resulted in a fully equipped Vision Van taking to the roads of the UK.

This high-tech van transports a mobile eye-testing facility in a specially customised trailer and aims to provide free examinations to HGV drivers across the nation.

Why Eye Health is Important

Eye health is important for all, butespecially vital for people who make their living doinghaulage jobs. There are very strict rules on driving with sight problems, no matter what kind of vehicle you is not only unsafe, it could also lead to prosecution.

Standards for HGV Drivers

There are specific standards in place for drivers of large vehicles, such as buses and lorries.

For example, hauliers need a visual acuity of at least 0.8 (6/7.5) in one eye and 0.1 (6/60) in the other to drive legally. If you don

If, like many, you struggle to understand these technical terms, it

Look Out for the Vision Van

The Vision Van has already set off on its trip round the country providing complimentary eye tests to the general public. The organisers of the collaboration between the RHA and Vision Express hope that this venture will help put the common condition glaucoma at the top of the agenda for health experts.

Glaucoma, whichcan seriously affect a sufferersts being offered will also let people know if they need to start wearing glasses or change their current prescriptions.

Richard Burnett, chief executive of the RHA, said that haulage livelihoods depend on good sight. Yet he is worried that many drivers ignore weakness in their vision when working in haulage jobs.

The RHA hopes that by making an optician accessible, andpromoting the idea that good eye health may extend their working life, the Vision Van will encourage hauliers to take better care of their eyes. So, keep your eyes peeled for the Vision Van as it makes its way across the country.

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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulagejobs with available drivers. Over 5,000 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 05/24/2018 - 09:55
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